|Massive pick 6 payoffs in horse racing|
The pick 6 is one of the hardest bets to win
in horse racing. It requires you to pick 6 winning horses in six
consecutive racers, it is not a bet for the faint of heart. If you take
the plunge and win, then the payoffs can be massive. Below are some of
the largest recorded pick 6 payouts in horse racing history.
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May 25, 2014
Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Florida - The largest pick 6 in history paid out today in Gulfstream Park's Rainbow pick 6. This 20 cent wager requires you to pick all 6 winners and be the sole winner to collect the jackpot. It was hit by a man named Dan Borislow who invented the famous Magic Jack device for making phone calls. The record payout was $6,678,939 for the 20 cent winning combination, however Borislov says he invested around $15,000 in all to win the jackpot.
April 1st, 2012
Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Florida - This was no April fools joke, as one winner took down a massive pick 6 pool this afternoon at Gulfstream Park. The winning sequence, which started in the sixth race, was Kristina’s Slew ($26.60), Smokin Ali ($153.30), Livingston Street ($7.40), Running Wildcat ($13.20), Miss Montreal ($7.80), and Master Achievement ($18). The winning numbers were 9,3,2,2,3,1. The winning ticket returned a whopping $791,364 and get this, that was for a dime. That's right, the Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream park can be bet for 10 cents and there was only one winning ticket. The ticket was purchased by a lucky patron in Las Vegas, his total ticket cost $2.40. But the winning combination paid out for a cool dime.
May 07, 2008
Churchill Downs, Kentucky - A victory by a 49-1 longshot in Churchill Downs' 9th race on Wednesday made a single bettor an instant millionaire with the second-largest Pick 6 payout in track history. But the prospect of another mammoth win remained in play as the track's new Super Hi-5 wager was not hit and a record carryover pool of $866,712 will be available for the wager on the final race on Thursday's nine-race card.
A win in Wednesday's finale by Lucille Davis's Future Prospect, who paid $100.80 to win as the second longest shot in a field of 11 claiming horses, allowed the entire Pick 6 pool of $1,127,774.60 to go to an unidentified bettor who wagered through the Nevada betting hub. The winning Pick 6 ticket consisted of numbers 5-6-1-5-1-6. Consolation payouts on tickets that contained five winners returned $3,065.60.
A one-day carryover pool of $410,599 that was created when no one hit the Pick 6 on Saturday's Kentucky Derby Day racing program fueled Wednesday's Pick 6 betting. The Pick 6 is a $2 minimum wager that requires fans to correctly select the winners of six consecutive races.
Wednesday's wager included races 4-9 and the winning horses were: 4th - #5 Adhrhythm ($18.40), 5th - #6 Segal ($4.20), 6th - #1 Trainee ($8.80), 7th - #5 Appellate ($29), 8th - #1 Sprung ($6.40), 9th - #6 Future Prospect ($100.80) .
Sept 2, 2010
The Sept. 2 handle of $1,925,068 was the largest single-day Pick 6 handle at Saratoga going back to 2000, and is believed to be one of the largest in the track’s history. The total pool of $2,368,342, including the carryover of $443,274, was the largest since Sept. 4, 2009, when there was a total Pick 6 pool of $2,479,992. The Sept. 2 total pool was the second-largest Saratoga Pick 6 total going back to 2000.
July 3rd, 2007
A total of $7,596,347 was bet into the pick six Monday, making the total pool $10,870,852.60, surpassing the record of $7,303,848 set March 3, 2004 at Santa Anita. That figure was reached after the Arcadia, Calif., track had a three-day carryover of $1,413,136.
The amount bet Monday also was a single-day record for pick-six wagering, bettering the $6,494,193 set on Breeders' Cup Day in 1998 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
When all was said and done, there were 13 winning tickets, worth $576,064.40 for each $2 bet. There were 807 consolations for selecting five of six winners, worth $2,240.40 each.
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